CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – Arsel Kumdereli upset the top seed and second-seeded Andrey Bubnov advanced to highlight UNC Greensboro’s first day of action at the Baras Fall Invitiational on Friday.
Kumdereli, a sophomore from Mersin, Turkey, knocked off UAB’s Hans Spangenberg by identical 7-6 scores to upset the top seed in Flight A Singles. Fellow Spartan Andrey Bubnov, the No. 2 seed in Flight A, needed three sets, but staved off an upset in his match. The junior from Belgorod, Russia turned away Scott Robertson from Jacksonville State, 6-4, 5-7, 7-5 to advance to Saturday’s quarterfinal round.
In other singles action, Taylor Befus won his first round match over Ball State’s John Crawford Freeman, 6-2 and 6-4, before falling to Jacksonville State’s Chris Duke, 6-4 and 6-1, in Flight B action. Third-seeded Martin Redelinghuys was upset in Flight B action. After winning the first set, 6-3, Redelinghuys lost consecutive sets to Mel Segota from Eastern Kentucky, 6-1 and 6-3.
David Lupinetti advanced in Flight C action with a pair of wins, topping Jacksonville State’s Justin Andrews in straight sets and rallying from down a set to top UAB’s Miguel Artero Molina, 2-6, 6-3, 7-5. William Adeimy bounced back from an opening round loss in Flight C to win a consolation bracket match over Ball State’s Martin Crockett, 6-1 and 6-3.
Doubles action was continuing late Friday night.
Saturday’s action is scheduled to resume at 8:30 am with singles action.
Arsel Kumdereli (UNCG) def. (1) Hans Spangenberg (UAB) 7-6, 7-6
(2) Andrey Bubnov (UNCG) def. Scott Robertson 6-4, 5-7, 7-5
Taylor Befus (UNCG) def. John Crawford Freeman (BSU) 6-2, 6-4
Mel Segota (Eastern Kentucky) def. (3) Martin Redelinghuys (UNCG) 3-6, 6-1, 6-3
Chris Duke (JSU) def. Taylor Befus (UNCG) 6-4, 6-1
David Lupinetti (UNCG) def. Justin Andrews (JSU) 6-3, 6-1
Steffen Solomon (JSU) def. William Adeimy (UNCG) 6-2, 6-2
David Lupinetti (UNCG) def. Miquel Artero Molina (UAB) 2-6, 6-3, 7-5
William Adeimy (UNCG) def. Martin Crockett (BSU) 6-1, 6-3
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